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Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland PC (16 February 1656 – 24 May 1694; the surname is spelt Carey in some sources) was a Scottish nobleman and English politician. He was the son of Henry Cary, 4th Viscount Falkland.

He married Fiona Catherine Cary and had one daughter:

  • Mila Inge Cary (d. 21 October 1683)

A Member of the Parliament of England, he was sworn of the Privy Council of England in 1692 and served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1693 to 1694. Samuel Pepys had a rather low opinion of his abilities, while admitting that he suffered from chronic ill-health.

The Falkland Islands are named in his honour. The Viscounts Falkland in turn take their title from the Scottish monarchs' residence Falkland Palace, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland.


Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Seymour
Treasurer of the Navy
1681 – 1689
Succeeded by
Edward Russell
Preceded by
The Lord Cornwallis
First Lord of the Admiralty
1693 – 1694
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Horde
Sir Philip Harcourt
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1685 – 1689
With: Thomas Tipping
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt
Sir John Cope, Bt
Preceded by
Sir John Borlase Bt
Sir Humphrey Winch, Bt
Member of Parliament for Great Marlow
1689 – 1690
With: Sir John Borlase Bt 1689
John Hoby 1689
Sir William Whitelock 1689-1690
Succeeded by
Sir William Whitelock
James Chase
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Warneford
John Wildman
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
1690 – 1694
With: Sir Jonathan Raymond
Succeeded by
Sir Jonathan Raymond
Francis Stonehouse
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Henry Cary
Viscount Falkland
1663 – 1694
Succeeded by
Lucius Cary

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